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To: Tom Frenaye <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] OT but relevant
From: Bruce Jungwirth <>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:44:11 -0600
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You may want to contact Medtronic in the Minneapolis, Mn area. I think they 
have their own EMC lab in which they would have tested their units per the 
Medical Device Directive which requires radiated RF Susceptibility testing at I 
think 10 V /M field strength, but I don't remember how low in frequency the 
testing is required. The EMC Lab would be able to tell you the answers you 

Bruce. K0SON 

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> On Feb 25, 2016, at 11:17 AM, Tom Frenaye <> wrote:
> At 12:01 PM 2/25/2016, Kathy Bookmiller/W2NK via TowerTalk wrote:
>> Sorry about this but it may affect many of us eventually.
>> Yesterday I went for a stress test and got some bad results. I have a left 
>> bundle block and they want to me to have a pacemaker implanted ASAP.
>> Obviously this is distressful as I've been in excellent health for my 68 
>> years and now this:(
>> One of my first thoughts was are pacemakers prone to RFI? I asked the 
>> surgeon about this and he said he'd never heard of this before in his 
>> practice. 
>> I'm wondering if any of the readers here have had any experience with 
>> pacemakers/RFI issues? I know over the years I've seen references to it in 
>> an offhand way but didn't pay much attention as it didn't apply to myself at 
>> the time. 
>> My beam is only 20-25' directly above me, as can be seen on my qrz page.
>> Any thoughts/experiences?
>> Kathy W2NK
> A place to start:
>      -- Tom
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